Immune Dysfunction



Okay, let's get started with immune dysfunction. Remember and keep in mind that the immune response is the response to an invasion, to a foreign body!

The immune system defends the body against what it perceives to be foreign or dangerous. It could be viruses, bacterias, anything harmful or even transplanted organs and tissues

The immune system defends the body against what it perceives to be foreign or dangerous. It could be viruses, bacteria, anything harmful or even transplanted organs and tissues.

What is a Immune Dysfunction?

I’ll try to summarize it as simple as possible. So I’ll break it down this way: there are three cases to consider:

1)The immune system is too weak. It under-reacts and it under-protects an individual and that’s called immunodeficiency.

2)The immune system malfunctions, interpreting the body's own tissues as foreign. In another words, it’s acting confused! Those are more commonly called an Autoimmune Diseases or autoimmune disorders.

3)Lastly, it could also make mistakes by identifying a harmless substance as harmful. It is, in fact, an unnecessary reaction. And these are the famous Allergies.




All organs and body systems have specific roles to play, the disease results primarily from the fact that some of them do not work normally. The disease may be acute, causing severe symptoms of short duration such as influenza; chronic with prolonged symptoms such as arthritis, or recurrent, such as malaria.

We ensure good health, not only preventing diseases but also preventing it through general health care and hygiene, or specific methods such as vaccination, and strengthening the body's natural defenses through diet, exercise and avoiding of stress.
I’m trying to summarize it as simple as possible. So I’ll break it down this way: as bellow and you can click on each one for more information (I’ll keep updating it as I review more material I have):




So, under the big umbrella called malfunctioning:



•Immunodeficiency - Inborn or congenital immunodeficiency; acquired immunodeficiency

•Autoimmune Diseases - Rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, psoriasis, thyroiditis, diabetes, etc.

•Allergies – Types I, II, III and IV

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